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unemployment benefits? >> no. that is given incentives. that is what we have done again in the state of texas. i'm going to go back to it. it's work. we only meet for 140 days every year. we're approximate 13 lt largest economy in the world. we are part time. they go back home. they have a real job. they live under the laws that they pass and it works really well. we need to do that in washington d.c. that's what our founding father s we have seen washington now become the centralized all powerful one sized fits all and americans don't trust them. they don't trust washington or wall street. >> let's talk about the new ad that you have. you call it president obama's war on religion. we're going to play a clip from it. >> you don't need to be in a pew every sunday to know that there is something wrong in the country when gays can serve in the military but kids can't pray in school. i will fight against attacks on our religious heritage. faith made america strong. it can make her strong again. >> what is president obama's war on religion? >> when you talk to bishops, there is clearly an agenda b
's talk about that with ron paul of texas. he's joining us right now from the first in the nation primary state of new hampshire. congressman, thanks very much for coming in. before we get to the presidential campaign, put your congressional hat on for a moment. agree on almost anything nowadays and there could be a government shutdown as early as this weekend unless the appropriations bills are passed. what's going on? why is congress so dysfunctional? >> this seems to be business as usual. how many times have we gone through this in the last couple of years? sort of to be routine. at the last minute, they go down to the wire and negotiate to the bitter end. always trying to get one angle over the other one. i don't think think the government's going to shut down. it hasn't happened in a long, long time. i don't think it's in the interest of either party to do it, so they'll probably come up with some compromise at midnight and settle the argue. >> but it does send a horrible message when various agencies are told, get ready, so-called nonessential personnel may be out of work as early a
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pipeline from canada through texas? it's been a huge vote of contention between both parties in the house and as you know, saying it should go forward. the president saying he would veto that. what's the latest? >> it still is an issue and republicans, they remain insist tant that the keystone pipeline provision, that project, approval, be part of any final deal. just listen to the top republican, mitch mcconnell from earlier today. >> i will not be able to support a package that doesn't include the pipeline. i think this is something we could all be proud of, demonstrating to the american people that we can work together, not only to help those who are struggling through a continuation of the payroll tax holiday and an unemployment benefits package, but also, create jobs at the same time in the private sector without a penny of the federal government's money and by moving the pipeline along. >> but many democrats and the president as you well noted, they have stood opposed to including the keystone in the final deal. they've stood opposed to it all along. that they don't think it should
president obama in his re-election campaign. last week, when i interviewed texas governor rick perry, he said he was going to make a major push during the last three weeks. he's going all out and he's got several million dollars. >> he doesn't have a lot of time for a comeback, so he's trying to come back in iowa. these debates have not been good for him as you point out. he's on this two-week bus tour and he's trying to portray himself as the real conservative in this race. he's trying to appeal to those evangelical voters in iowa. take a listen to one of his new campaign ads. >> newt gingrich supported increwsing the federal debt ceiling. mitt romney raised business taxes 20% in massachusetts. gingrich and romney, insiders. rick perriry plans to create jobs and overhaul washington with a part time congress make him the outside political insiders fear most. >> so, he is on that bus tour that's going around the state and he has seen his numbers increase. he is spending millions of dollars in the state of iowa. he's still in fourth place, wolf, at about 13%, but about a month ago, he was
school sweetheart, texas governor, rick perry. gingrich hasn't shied way from addressing his three marriages and past infidel its. on his website and in public. >> i have said openly, i have made mistake as time, i have gone to god for forgiveness, seek reconciliation. i'm also a 68-year-old grandfather and people have to measure who i am now and whether i'm someone they can trust. >> personal is political. >> the personal history does matter. at least in 2008, 60% of the participants in the iowa caucus were evangelical christians. >> but a strong tenant for evangelical christian says forgiveness. making a direct appeal for them earlier this month. gingrich signed a written pledge to defend and strengthen the family. evangelical family american family association endorsed it. how significant is gingrich's marital history in a poll of americans nationwide found 72% says it is not a major factor. according to a cnn opinion research poll, 24% of republicans found mitt romney was most honest and trust worthy compared to 12% forgingrich. >> and wolf, one interesting observation from kay
it was putting on the pipeline deal that so many of the midwestern senators want. from canada to texas. and forcing the president to make a decision. we'll see how wise a move that was by republicans. none the less, the big battle is going to be how are they going to pay for this and that's where republicans hope to make enroads. >> how much damage has there been to john boehner's reputation, leadership right now? >> one of the things we've known about john boehner is that he has a caucus that didn't listen to him. this is not your grandfather's politics anymore. this is a bunch of people in the -- who have been elected by tea party supporters, most of who the freshmen any way, had previous lives with jobs and they don't as i think somebody b earlier said, they don't follow the regular political pattern such as your speaker. take this one for the speaker. they don't do that. but he also has -- he's made friends up there. he has been up there a long time. he knows how to play this game and he does have friends in that republican caucus. it's damaging. they are angry at him, but what the
. libertarian republican is headinging home to texas to spend new year's eve with his family. while the well financed rick perry is battling for third place with rick santorum. >> why don't you ask taxpayers of iowa to support a teapot museum in north carolina, an indoor rain forest in iowa. >> ed rollins tells cnn the minnesota congresswoman has held her fire against romney in the hopes of being his running mate. saying it was a theory that if romney became the nominee, he would need her to get support. his only gaffe this week came from his son who joked why he has yet to release his tax returns. >> as soon as president obama releases his grades and birth certificate -- and maybe -- >> another sign romney prefers a fight with president obama who he now compares to french royalty. >> why did you call president obama marie antoinette? >> i said it reminded me of antoinette when she said let them eat cake. tgd be worse. what we look for is it can be better. >> a response is obama campaign tweeted this article that reported romney once lived in a mansion when he was a missionary in frons. the
" right now. the president's healthcare reform law, they are considering that, texas redistricting and now the arizona immigration law. >> yeah, a lot of people will be keeping a close eye on the high court, that's for sure, wolf. the u.s. supreme court will rule on the controversial law targ elting illegal immigrants including the block provision that allows police officers to check immigration status during traffic stops. the obama administration says immigration should be a federal responsibility but arizona rules the federal government hasn't addressed financial and safety concerns and justice elena kagan will not hear the case because of her earlier work as slit tore general opposing that law. >>> the billionaire once described at 6'8" bachelor and martial arts expert will go up against putin. he calls it the most important he c decision of his life. he is worth billions of dollars. >>> a convoy of truckses contracted to nato forces in afghanistan was attacked by armed men in southwest pakistan. police say the gang of motorcyclists killed one fire before setting fire to the tankers. l
to be with you, thank you. >> your man from president, rick perry, the texas governor, look at the latest polls and i want to pick your brain. the "washington post" poll has gingrich 33, romney 18, paul 18, rick perry 11. in south carolina, gingrich 38, romney 23 and perry 9%. did you pick the wrong guy? >> no, i think this race has proved it is a very fluent situation and already newt gingrich is starting to get the flak that every temporary front-runner seems to get. this is going to be a long contest and i think rick perry has an excellent chance to move to the middle between romney and what's happening with newt gingrich. so i don't think this thing is over at all. it is very volatile. i think the real sparks are still yet to come. >> did the rick perry gaffes, the brain freeze and other issues, did that give you cause? no, i've known rick perry since over ten years ago when he first became governor and put in excellent reforms to their legal system in texas, especially against tort lawyers, he's much better -- came across much better in person than he did in early debates. i think with pra
a conversation with a voter who says she is torn between santorum, bachmann and governor rick perry of texas. leaning perry a bit after the last debate. so if gingrich stalls, the question is who better fits and a subplot of that is a very fierce and split competition right now for the critical evangelical vote wloerz helped the last winner here four years ago. >> he's trying to be restrained, gloria, in hitting back. he's trying to take the high road. is that a smart strategy, not so smart because john is absolutely right. his numbers slowly have been going down in iowa in recent days. >> right. he's got a barrage of negative ads running against him. did he fight back with bachmann. he said he reserves the right to fight back during a debate. the question is how long is he going to be able to keep this up? look, the notion of crony capitalism and washington insiderism is not good in a republican primary. and he's been attacked by both bachmann and rick perry for being -- and mitt romney for that matter -- for being a career politician. so he seems to be getting it from all quarters. at some
of texas always wanted to be a soldier. and dreamed that tore at his mother's heart. >> i told him wib said, i don't agree with it. but i'm here to support you. >> iraq was vincent's first tour of duty. but a sniper's bullet ended the mission in early november. and shattered the life of his high school sweetheart, who vincent married just two days before he deployed. insurgents posted this video on-line claiming it showed the attack. set it music it shows a military convoy stopped on the street. there is a gunshot. and a soldiers drops from view. there's no way to know if this video is the actual killing of lieutenant vincent. meanwhile, word reached the men of vincen't's squad that the alleged gunman has been captured. they come to the courthouse, not for revenge, but justice. you see, lieutenant vincent's death is being handled as a homicide. >> there was a crime committed and because of that crime, a lieutenant was killed and everyone wants it see justice done. >> an attack on american forces would have resulted in an airstrike or fire fight at one time. but instead, the lieutenant's dea
office yesterday. >>> another potential oops moment for rick perry. ahead, details of the texas governor's so-called stumble. >>> and coca-cola revealed. stay with us. you're in "the situation room." tdd# 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about fees. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 there are atm fees. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 account service fees. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 and the most dreaded fees of all, hidden fees. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 at charles schwab, you won't pay fees on top of fees. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 no monthly account service fees. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 no hidden fees. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 and we rebate every atm fee. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 so talk to chuck tdd# 1-800-345-2550 because when it comes to talking, there is no fee. >>> preparing a massacre for a town at the epicenter of the prodemocracy movement. lisa sylvester is monitoring that story. zpl activists are warning about a government push to crush the -- they say at least 37 people were killed across the country today. nearly half of those deaths were in palms. soldiers are manning dozens of check points. the u.n. says more than 4,000 people have been k
again, so she may drop out. rick perry has a day job as well. he's the governor of texas and if he doesn't do well in iowa and then new hampshire, he may drop out. i think newt gingrich is going to stay in and see how he does in places like south carolina and florida where he's still strong, at least according to the polls and you know, and ron paul ain't going anywhere and i don't know if rick santorum is at this point either. and then there's jon huntsman, who -- >> jon huntsman is not going to drop out after iowa because he's not even competing in iowa. he saved his -- >> it appears in the polls, he's not catching on there. he's hovering around 10, 12%. i think by this point, he would have wanted to throw some fear into the romney campaign. he's not doing it. >> i've been reading your stuff come out of iowa for as long as you've been watching this stuff. >> you're not that old. >> you write good stuff. >> thank you. >> here's the question. is this any way for americans to elect a president of the united states with so much of the emphasis of 120 people showing up tuesday night in iowa
76-year-old texas congressman is at the top of most polls in aiea as we enter the stretch for the white house. what's refreshing is that ron paul's done it the old fashioned way. andrew sullivan writes that ron paul is generating enthusiasm and support among young voters, democrats and independents. now, you'd think that is just what the republican party is looking for. somebody who can beat obama next november. republicans are set to spin a ron paul victory in iowa by basically ignoring. iowa's governor says they'll focus on who comes in second or third. a washington examiner column by timothy kearney suggests the primary contest will get ugly if ron paul wins iowa. he points to pat buchanan's new hampshire victory in 1996 where the republican establishment and the mainstream media rallied to crush his campaign. carney says if paul wins, his critics will imply he's a racist or cook or conspiracy theorist. his quotes. whether the gop establishment likes it or not, ron paul has the power to really shake things up. people in iowa are rallying around someone who for the first
, that it was racist, antisemitic. what do you say to that? the texas congressman's rise to the top tier in the polls here in iowa has made him a target. check out gingrich's ferocious attack in "the situation room" starting with paul's claim that he did not write and never read racially charged newsletters printed under paul's name. >> as people get to know more about ron paul, who disowns ten years of his own new s lsletter didn't really xwr, had no idea that it was racest, antisemitic, calling for the destruction of israel, all of this is a shock to ron paul? there will come a morning people won't take him as a serious person. >> mitt romney joined in, slamming him for his foreign policies, specifically his position on iran. >> the greatest threat that israel faces and that the world faces is a nuclear iran. and i -- we have different views on this. some of the people, actually one of the people running for president thinks it's okay for iran to have a nuclear weapon. i don't. >> in iowa, paul took a number of questions from the audience, but none about the attacks from romney and gingrich. >> how
from the campaign trial to a certain degree. the texas congressman is known for being unconventional both politically and personally. dana bash has been talking to some of ron paul's colleagues on capitol hill. tell ourl viewers what you're learning. >> we know what ron paul's house colleagues tell me, wolf, fits in with my own observation is that he's pretty much a loner. when house republicans get together for their regular meetings, paul doesn't show up. i was asking one lawmaker today if they had even heard paul speak, they said, speak, he's never there. i'm told he tends to show up, ask questions of the witnesses, then leave. no chitchat, back slapping or hanging out in the republican cloak room. now, i can tell you as reporter, when i'm trying to get the mood of the caucus or figure out which way a piece of legislature may go, the last person i or my team would ask the ron paul. he's not involved, connected this way, to house republicans. for sources, they say this is important. don't mistake the fact that paul doesn't have many friends that he isn't liked. he keeps to himself.
texas cut, things went south after a conference call. so cnn knows that the speaker is having this call at 5:00 p.m. this evening and so, i don't think you will hear anything from the white house until they know that everything has gone well on that call. but the bottom line is it does look like the president at this point, is going to you know, with their fingers crossed inside this building, be able to go on his, be able to spend christmas with his family in hawaii and have a payroll tax cut extension through the new year. and for the white house, this has been the perfect sort of political and policy issue for the president. if you think about the last time he had a stalemate, a standoff with the house of representatives, it was over this very complicated confusing issue over the debt talks which didn't really touch any americans directly. one of those issues that hits almost every american in the paycheck. in their wallet. $40 for the average american would have been missing from their paycheck if this doesn't work out and so for the president, he was quite literally fighting for wo
to texas and that has president obama vowing to veto the bill if it were to make it to his desk. let's go to capitol hill, our congressional correspondent kate bolduan is joining us. >> reporter: hey there, wolf, the house is set to vote still this evening, it could be and this can always slip, but it could be in the next hour, hour and a half, two hours, and republican leaders in the house, they are confident they have the votes to pass this measure. but over in the senate, senate majority leader harry reid said they are wasting valuable time because the republican measure, he says, will not pass in the senate. one major obstacle is that controversial provision you mentioned that republicans have added to their bill in the house, this provision having to do with the keystone oil pipeline project. add to all of that that the white house just this afternoon issued a veto threat to the house bill, this clearly shows at this point, wolf, they are no closer to a compromise and the clock is very quickly ticking down, wolf. >> kate, what about plans for members of congress to escape washington?
graphic material. >> wolf, this is texas. one of 53 horses here at the gentle giants rescue facility. he and his friends are safe for the foreseeable future, but because of a not very well publicized move by congress cently, thousands of other horses in the u.s. may be targeted for slaughter. listen to how christine describes one of her beasts. >> this would with a kill buyer's dream. >> why you say that? >> they are contracted to buy horses for the slaughter plants. >> she runs the gentle giants rescue facility in maryland. has made it her business to rescue horses at auction just before they're sent to slaughter. he was targeted for slaughter? >> yes, we outbid the meat man by one cent more per pound. >> congress has just lifted a de facto 5-year-old ban onslaughters horses in the u.s. passing a bill allowing inspection of horses destined to be killed for meat. in 2006, more than 100,000 horses were slaughtered, most of the meat sent overseas. the humane society vows to fight the process saying americans don't eat horses. don't want them inhumanely killed, shrink wrapped and sent to ja
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